DoubleCAD™ XT is an AutoCAD LT® work-alike. But free. It’s also 5-Star Rated from the editors at CNET and the #1 most downloaded free CAD at. It introduced the DoubleCAD XT 2D drafting tool, taking dead aim at AutoCAD LT. Even more unusual is the price of DoubleCAD XT. It’s free. DoubleCAD XT is looked at in this post like AutoCAD alternative. on doublecad .com and benefit from many video tutorial available for you to.

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Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. File locking does work if your CAD department is using a network file server to share files. It is a competent, viable CAD product in its own right — especially considering the price — and would work very well in most standalone environments. Follow Lynn on Twitter. Another significant omission is support for xrefs external references. For example, AutoCAD added self-scaling annotative objects such as text and dimensions.

DoubleCAD XT – AutoCAD Alternative

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When you double-click the desktop icon to launch DoubleCAD XT, a large splash screen appears immediately that takes up about two-thirds of your desktop. Closer inspection revealed some very significant differences, however. Over the years, several things happened.

Over the years, AutoCAD continued to grow, adding new power and capabilities with each release, building its position as the market leader. A few quick tests revealed some anomalies, however. In any case, the adjustment is similar to driving a car that’s not your own. Is the claim true?


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The current command remains active even when you open a drawing within the current editing session. Ttorial exclusively from Cadalyst! This product is not the only one to commit this offense, but it still ticks me off. Once upon a time, back in the last millennium, CAD systems were very expensive and ran on very costly hardware. Not as AutoCAD compatible as other products on the market.

Its flagship product, TurboCAD, is well regarded and has a very loyal user base. Do you use social media — such as Facebook or Twitter updates, YouTube videos, or discussion forums — for work-related purposes?

Evaluate the product fully before introducing it in a mixed environment, either in-house or with clients, because in those types of applications the free version of DoubleCAD XT can have limitations. Entire site Article Author Event News.

The splash screen must be closed manually when the program has finished loading. If you update an xref in the source, it will display in the host once reloaded or the host drawing is reopened. A number of other CAD programs have come along to challenge that position, with varying degrees of success.

Needless to say, not many CAD seats existed outside the aerospace and automotive market. All you need to do is locate the command. Similarly, it does not have any provision for setting the annotation scale, so all annotative objects appear all the time in all viewports regardless of viewport scales. Similarly, the Arc command seems to repeat until replaced, but Circle runs only once, sometimes.


In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD Video Tips. All you need to do is to find the correct knob or button.

CAD programs are the same; you know you need to draw a circle, and you know the program can draw circles. Please send any technical comments or questions to our webmaster. The problem is that the company has specified that this splash screen should always run on top of anything else you might be running, so most other applications are not available during the time it takes tutorual launch DoubleCAD XT. If you then move the cursor and pick a point, you have selected the start point for another line.

You know the car has headlights and you know you have to turn them on at night. If you are accustomed to using the newer ribbon interface, the switch will be more onerous.